Progress in Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Care 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina
Dent, L. (2015). Progress in Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Care 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 66(5): 742-744.
The authors review the improvements in preparedness for dialysis care between 2005 and 2015, and recommend additional efforts to enhance preparedness. Recommendations include increased patient education around emergency diet needs; encouraging patients to carry dialysis plan information and medication lists at all times; and state-level legislation requiring dialysis facilities to have back-up generators.